Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso and composer, Jake Shimabukuro, combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco, into his musical compositions, adding his personal style and flair. Born in Hawaii and playing since the age of four, Jake has traveled the world, earning many prestigious awards. In this episode, he reveals the dreamlike series of events that led to his being discovered and why he finds joy in other’s misunderstanding of his instrument.

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